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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:06 pm

^ I agree, that a change is probable. But I wonder if PNE officials (or whoever's in charge of the food stalls) ever considered what would happen, once this was posted on their BLOG? ... http://blog.pne.ca/2019/08/01/food-glorious-food/ The soft serve is located down the list a bit.

We shall find out, eventually I guess. :|
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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:42 am

New Corn Dogs to Try!

In my trying to figure out which is The Best Corn Dog at The Fair, they've added two new additions to this summer's choices. It will be a tough Corn Dog Challenge for myself (although I usually go with just the regular plain old corn dogs), with these new ones to try:

Cheesy Ramen Corn Dog
– It’s corn dogs gone trendy! The classic fair fave is wrapped in mozzarella cheese, dipped in batter, rolled in crispy ramen noodles and fried until golden brown… check them out at Next Gen Corn Dog.

Flaming Hot Cheetos Corn Dog – If you’re dying for some fiery goodness, look no further. This corn dog ups the game and leaves your lips feeling tingly numb. Head to Chicky’s Chicken to satisfy the craving!
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Postby SoCalJasonland » Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:21 pm

I just saw Chicky’s Chicken on Carnival Eats on the Cooking Chanel. The food looked good.
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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:37 am

^Yeah, every year they have quite the stuff available during The Fair. It always amazes me how some of these food trucks/stalls pack so much variety (and supplies) in their vehicles, for these events, etc.
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Chicky's at The Fair, 2017.
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Part of what they served. I had the BIG Pickle Dog last year. It was GInormous!
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Postby SoCalJasonland » Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:28 am

Now I remember the Carnival Eats episode. Chicky's took a giant dill pickle, cored it with an apple corer, stuck a hotdog in it, battered it, and deep-fried it. It must have been the Big Pickle Dog.

I wonder what will sell first? The Corkscrew from PNE or the old Scandia Screamer from Ontario California. The Corkscrew has loops and is half the price, so who knows.

www.rides4u.com/view/3234 Corkscrew
www.rides4u.com/view/3277 Scandia Screamer
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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:37 pm

^ Yep, that's the Big Pickle Dog! After chomping half way through it, I thought this would be a good deal for two people. Don't think I'll have that again, since there's so many other "interesting eats" to try this year. :wink:
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On the left, there. I also got a poutine from another stall, which proved to be A LOT of food for one person. But I ate it all, lol!
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I also like a good amount of mustard on my dogs. Pardon the messiness, there.
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Nearly done! And pardon if this is a little tooooo messy for some, to see. :P
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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:25 pm

"Five Days Before The PNE Starts!..."

I was going to go at least two more times to Playland, before The Fair started, which is this coming Saturday. Weather forecasts aren't looking too good, for now. Rain coming in by the time the PNE opens. Ick. Oh well. Life in Vancouver.... :wink:

Five rides down, including the Coaster, still. I asked at the main gate if they knew what happened with the purple train, and they said, they still haven't figured out what happened a week ago. I then said "that's what comes from scrapping the Red Train!" and we all laughed. (myself, with bitterness)

Picked up some more popcorn and Pina Colada fudge. And got a few prize tickets from Monopoly Quarters Drop. Easy visit.
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SBNO <sad>
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Back wall of Pizza Pizza. The pizza is 'that old' hmm? (o;
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Still Not Sold. "But now with newer benches to block you even more!"
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And that fountain keeps churning along. (Churning?)
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A good shot, I thought.
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PNE set up is slowly going on down there, somewhere.
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No mountains for you, today.
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Additional ride ticket/pass booths set up for The Fair.
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Today's fudge was...
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Noted with sadness. Hope most of this (COASTER!) is ready by Saturday.
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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Evan-500 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:59 am

Saw this on their twitter last night and wake up to see it made CBC. The Beast had a mechanical issue, bad timing with the India incident for public perception.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/the-beast-ride-at-playland-shut-down-after-malfunction-leaves-guests-covered-in-oil-1.5244872

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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Evan-500 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:12 am

But in better news, the Aurora Winter Festival is moving from its first year at Concord Place to Hastings Park this winter, promising a bigger venue, and 6 rides this year, in addition to the tube park, and skating.

https://www.pne.ca/event/aurora-winter-festival/

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Re: Playland (PNE) Vancouver Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:15 pm

^ Cool! (literally) I remember seeing that set up last winter, beside BC Place Stadium. I never went to it to see what it was, but I knew it was a special event thing for the season. And probably mostly for kids and their families, too. There was a ferris wheel as part of it. And everything was in white, too. So maybe I'll make a visit this time 'round. :smile:

As for The Beast ^^....<sighs>. Playland is having an awful time with their rides this season, including the recent shut down of Coaster. And they're not getting rid of (i.e. selling) Corkscrew yet, either.

So it just sits there, SBNO.

What a world, what a world. And the PNE opens in four days? Eep. :?r

And here's the site for the Aurora Winter Festival: https://www.aurorawinterfestival.com/vancouver
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